Maya Jane Coles | Over
Groovesmith Maya Jane Coles has a new EP out now called “Easier to Hide”, featuring one of the better electric, tranced-out dance tracks of the closing year, “Over”. Apparently, this is just the opening course, leading to debut record our sometime next year. This is far from your standard Ibiza-styled house track. There’s some real invention and eclectic creativity here. The qualities that separate the mediocre from the good is a fine line, but I know quality when I hear it. Take the title track for example, where Coles finds space to allow the dance rhythms to breath, adding sweet aphoristic vocal snippets and unique sound samples. But the real gold standard here is the sexy “Over”, a song dripping with sensuality, fueled by a hypnotic pulse and pace. — David D. Robbins Jr.